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The long-awaited decision in X v Kuoni Travel Ltd [2021] UKSC 34 has now been handed down by the Supreme Court. The court held that the Defendant tour operator was liable for a rape carried out by an employee of a hotelier supplier, notwithstanding that neither the Defendant nor the hotelier was at fault or


We were fascinated to learn this week that even Russian oligarchs have troubles, if only the stress of what to do with their antiques collections. Our own concerns are more mundane; there are indications that judges’ patience with Claimants who take their time over service of proceedings may be running out, even in the context


Christopher Pask has been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. He is appointed to the Panel for a period of five years, commencing 1st September 2021.


We anticipate that readers struggling to get away on their summer holidays will be sick of the sight of traffic lights, so although this week’s Roundup features a brace of cases arising out of road traffic accidents, we’ve studiously avoided mentioning street furniture of any kind. And for all those forced to abandon their holiday


In yesterday’s webinar, Sarah Prager and Conor Kennedy were joined by James Riley of Irwin Mitchell, the solicitor for the claimant in X v Kuoni. They discussed the law relating to claims for assaults and other deliberate acts under the 2018 Regulations, and considered the implications of the long-awaited decision of the Supreme Court in


Medical Law Briefing – August 2021

This article considers the important clinical negligence decisions over the first half of 2021. In summary: i. There have been three important reported cases involving fundamental dishonesty pleadings by NHS trusts. This is rapidly becoming a defining area of medical negligence law and all practitioners should be aware of it. ii. The Supreme Court has


Readers may be surprised to find that we do not intend to cover the decision of the Supreme Court in X v Kuoni [2021] UKSC 34 in this edition of the Weekly Roundup. This is of course because we can’t improve on the special briefing here (Case Update: The Supreme Court Judgment in X v


A judgment has been handed down today in the High Court following a trial of preliminary issues as to whether a clinical negligence claim brought by Mr Donald Wilkins was time-barred. Mr Wilkins’ case is that he suffered from chronic infection following a left knee replacement in 2009, which was inadequately managed by the operating surgeon


The Supreme Court handed down its long awaited judgment in X v Kuoni Travel Ltd [2021] UKSC 34 this morning. Background Those who have followed X v Kuoni in its long journey through the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union will be familiar with the facts,


Congratulations to Zachary Bredemear who has been elected as a Barrister Governing Bencher of the Inner Temple. Benchers are senior members of the Inn, responsible for the Inn’s governance and education and training activity. View the list of newly elected Governing Benchers


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